bordercolor of buttons

J. Landman Gay jacque at hyperactivesw.com
Wed Jun 9 00:54:19 EDT 2021


I usually just use a graphic instead of a button.

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On June 8, 2021 10:37:49 PM Paul Hibbert via use-livecode 
<use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:

> Like Sean points out, this is caused by the “threeD” property being on.
>
> I don’t think it’s a bug, it’s just the nature of the beast, I seem to 
> remember that the threeD effect is generated by pre-made graphics or 
> images, although I may be totally wrong. It would be useful if this kind of 
> info was in the dictionary, then we wouldn’t be forced to rely on ageing 
> grey matter quite so much.
>
> Anyway, the way I have managed to overcome this in the past is to use an 
> Inner Glow effect set to 1 or 2 pixels. You can also add a 1px Outer Glow 
> for a more intense colour effect. You have to be aware that it is adding 
> colour to grey, so it’s not perfect, but it does allow you to use some 
> colour on the border of a standard button while keeping the rounded corners 
> and threeD effect.
>
> I totally agree that setting the "Border Color" Property would be much 
> easier though.
>
> Pau
>
>> On 7Jun, 2021, at 7:53 AM, ELS Prothero via use-livecode 
>> <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
>>
>> Folks,
>> This issue also confused me recently when I was making an app for my own 
>> use. It seems like an idiosyncrasy to me, even tho a pretty minor one that 
>> could be mentioned in the dictionary.
>> Best,
>> Bill
>>
>> William Prothero
>> https://earthlearningsolutions.org
>>
>>> On Jun 7, 2021, at 7:30 AM, Klaus major-k via use-livecode 
>>> <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
>>>
>>> Hi Sean,
>>>
>>>> Am 06.06.2021 um 23:40 schrieb Sean Cole (Pi) via use-livecode 
>>>> <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com>:
>>>>
>>>> Klaus,
>>>> Forecolor IS the border color. It always has been for shapes including
>>>> circles, polygons and custom shapes.
>>>
>>> yes, but I was clearly referring to a button.
>>>
>>>> Buttons have a bordercolor property but only visible if 3d is off.
>>>
>>> AND if they are not "roundrect"!
>>> Then the BORDERCOLOR does nto work!
>>> It does if you switch to e.g. "rectangle".
>>>
>>> And that was puzzling me a bit. 8-)
>>>
>>>> Sean
>>>>
>>>>> On Sun, 6 Jun 2021 at 14:20, Klaus major-k via use-livecode <
>>>>> use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>> Hi friends,
>>>>>
>>>>> bug or feature?
>>>>>
>>>>> I have a "roundrect" button and cannot set its BORDERCOLOR!?
>>>>> I have to set the FOREGROUNDCOLOR which also affects its BORDERCOLOR.
>>>>>
>>>>> This is not the case if I set the buttons type to e.g. "rectangle", then
>>>>> the before
>>>>> set BORDERCOLOR will be displayed.
>>>>>
>>>>> No hint in the dictionary about this, so but or feature? :-)
>>>
>>> Best
>>>
>>> Klaus
>>>
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>>>
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